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During the next four years, many insightful and fascinating exhibitions, events, talks, projects and initiatives will be launched to mark the First World War Centenary. Below is a selection of some of these. This page will be updated regularly.

Betjeman Literary Festival, Sketching Battlelines.

1.30pm – 2.30pm & 3:30pm – 4.15pm. Sunday 26th October at The Beacon (formally the Civic Hall), Wantage. Drop by the Beacon’s café to chat to me about my Battlelines Redrawn project and to see my paintings in progress.

More information about the festival here.

Paul Nash: Artist at War. A talk at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, 1st November 2014, 11.00am

As an official war artist in two World Wars, Paul Nash created stirring images that both inspired a nation and brought home the harsh realities of conflict. Oxford was Nash's home throughout the Second World War and from here he painted masterpieces such as Totes Meer and Battle of Britain.

Christopher Baines explores Nash's work in both wars, setting it in context with his wider output. Following the talk there will be an opportunity to view original works by Nash in the Ashmolean's Print Room.

Tickets here: or by phoning the Box Office at Oxford Playhouse on: 01865 305 305.

Paul Nash: The Ghosts of War, BBC Four on the 14th September 2014, 9.00pm

A new documentary series for BBC Four, British Art at War: Bomberg, Sickert and Nash, explores the life and work of three great, but often neglected, British artists - Walter Sickert, David Bomberg and Paul Nash. Each artist is the subject of a 60-minute programme examining their relationship with some of the major events of the 20th century, including World War One.

Paul Nash: The Ghosts of War is the first programme in the series. Christopher Baines spoke to presenter Andrew Graham-Dixon about Nash's fascination with the Wittenham Clumps.

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Lives of the First World War

Imperial War Museums needs you to help piece together the Life Stories of more than 8 million men and women who made a contribution during the First World War.

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Every Man Remembered

The Royal British Legion is working with the Commonwealth War Graves Commission to keep alive the memory of those who fell in the First World War, for future generations. They would like every single man and woman from across the Commonwealth who fell to be individually commemorated by those alive today. This is your chance to take part in a truly historic and incredibly significant act of remembrance.

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How the BBC are covering the Centenary. Keep up to date with everything here.

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Extraordinary First World War Art, From Initial Sketches To Finished Paintings

The Imperial War Museum have shared this remarkable collection of iconic World War One art, showing the creative process from sketch to final painting.

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The website to visit to view all the First World War Centenary Arts projects, exhibitions, shows and events.

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An Interactive Presentation and guide to the First World War.

From The Guardian: Ten historians from 10 countries give a brief history of the first world war through a global lens. Watch the documentary in seven languages.

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Truth and Memory. British Art of the First World War. The Imperial War Museum

A must see for all ages. The range of First World War art, some of which has never been on public display will be incredible. Don't miss the paintings by William Orpen and Paul Nash

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